Southampton’s B team coach Dave Horseman spoke of his side’s lack of a clinical edge at both ends of the pitch following defeat in Premier League 2 at Manchester United.
After another positive performance his side were left without anything from the Friday night fixture at Leigh Sports Village, with the hosts coming out 3-1 winners.
Michael Obafemi scored his first Premier League 2 goal of the season in an attempt to spark a comeback at 2-1.
But United went on to score a late decisive third, leaving Horseman in a frustrated mood at full-time.
“We competed for long periods again,” he said. “In fact we were, in the first 20 minutes, by far the more likely to score with plenty of opportunities if I’m being honest.
Dave HorsemanLoads of good bits but those major moments are not falling our way.
“We scored a great goal; Fez’s [Will Ferry’s] ball down to line to Ty [Tyreke Johnson] who cuts it back to Michael [Obafemi]. It was a really good finish, a striker’s finish in and around the six-yard box.
“From then until we conceded in the last minute when we were trying to push forward, I thought an equaliser was coming.
“The only thing we can do is go and work on it again, again and again and try and work on it. We obviously have loads of good strikers, good [number] tens, we’re getting some good delivery when we get up there.
“If I’m being honest it’s just about practise, it’s about concentration and keep on doing the right things and it will drop because we have some really good players.
“But hopefully it’ll start dropping soon. Every week I stand in front of you and say the same thing, loads of good bits but not winning enough games.”